[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I wish I had brought my May 2010 issue of Fitness Magazine to Monday’s workout. Yep, there I am. A spritely 28 year old at the time.
We earned every, single one of those downhills. All twenty of them. Kim ran us over to G Street for an hour’s worth of hills. Half-way through the workout, I was very much regretting the forty-seven mini Reese’s cups I consumed on Easter Sunday (and now my RD knows why I wasn’t feeling well….)
We climbed G Street and then made our way around the Heights, one hilly street at a time. I barely survived. That’s only a slight exaggeration.
Monday’s workout included:
- Reverse lunges (up G Street… not normal)
- Squat jumps
- Calf raises
- More running
When I got home, my FitBit read 5.01 miles… and it was just barely 7 AM. While I wouldn’t say I enjoyed the workout while we were actually working out, I was quite pleased that I was able to hang in there. And I rewarded myself with a 10 minute post-shower nap. Sometime you just need to get back into bed.
After an extremely long Monday, and knowing that I had to be at the office bright and early the next day, I gave myself a pass on Tuesday’s workout.
Though I felt a bit like a sloth, and was reluctant to break my perfect attendance streak, it seemed more important to give my little body a rest. Plus, I was itching to get a run in Tuesday night and knew it would be much more likely to happen with a little extra sleep and a much needed stretch.
[Image source and more about The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program]
And when we spend Wednesday’s crawling through the sand? Man, was I thankful for the rest. More on our last workout with Kim to follow. In the meantime, Ultimate Bootcamp is hosting a ‘Run to Home Base’ Bootcamp Blast this Saturday, from 9:30-10:30 AM at Arsenal Park in Watertown. Proceeds from the class ($18 per person) will benefit the Red Sox Foundation’s Home Base program. Click here to register for this great workout for a great cause.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Packing and last minute prep for this weekend’s retreat
- Watching Caine’s Arcade over and over again
- An alligator in the Charles?
What’s your take on rest days? Love ’em? Need ’em? Take too many of ’em?